Creativity and Discovery

Crowdfunding: Make a Direct Impact at Georgia State

Georgia State has long given supporters the opportunity to direct their gifts to specific schools, departments, and even individual scholarships and professorships. But a new web-based tool is now able to connect donors to worthy causes on a more personal level.

Impact Georgia State (impact.gsu.edu) is a “crowdfunding” site, similar to Kickstarter and GoFundMe,… more »

One Legal Legend Brings Another to Georgia State’s College of Law

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

Created in 2006,… more »

Georgia State Economist Finds Obesity Follows Growth Of Big-Box Retailers And Restaurants

Big-box retailers Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale and Walmart, along with full-service and fast-food restaurants, are key contributors to the nation’s obesity epidemic, according to research by a health economist in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Americans now live near an abundance of cheap and readily available food from… more »

Georgia State Researchers Set Record For Funding With 30 Percent Increase Over Last Year

Researchers at Georgia State University have achieved a record level of funding–$53 million–in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2015, a 30 percent increase over last year’s $39.9 million awarded in the same period.

This funding represents a 50 percent increase in research funding over 2011.

“We have done very well over the first… more »

Georgia State Announces New Media Production Center

Georgia State University will revitalize an area adjacent to Woodruff Park by creating a media production center for education, research and entrepreneurship and partnerships with the Georgia film, music, games and arts industries.

The media center will house the university’s new Creative Media Industries Institute, an interdisciplinary institute introduced this fall to build on the… more »